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Lemasson, Henry, Views of Tahiti and Moorea
2002.R.22  
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Description
The album contains 52 collodion photographs of Tahiti and Moorea by Henry Lemasson. Included are coastal views and interior landscapes, views of Papeete's streets and buildings, and photographs of Tahitians.
Background
Henry Lemasson was stationed in Papeete, Tahiti where he served two terms as postmaster (1895-1904 and 1912-1925), as part of the French PTT administration (the former French Postal and Telecommunications service). He photographed events, people, and locations in Tahiti and other nearby islands. Paul Gauguin, who was in Tahiti during the same period, had his paintings photographed by Lemasson and also seems to have owned some of Lemasson's photographs.
Extent
1 album(s) (52 photographic prints)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.